Meet Up

International Cartonera ‘Encontro’ at Casa do Povo, São Paulo

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Accompanying the exhibition, we organised a two-day event with the participation of 25 cartonera actors, writers, poets, thinkers and academics from Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, the UK and the US. The encuentro took place on 7-8 November 2018 in the Casa do Povo, comprising a series of roundtable discussions and a reflective workshop around the theme of resistence.

Conversations focused on the social and / or political role of a cartonera publisher, the cartonera book as object and text, and the criteria that cartonera editors employ to choose the works they publish. This meet-up prompted fruitful discussions and debates, which will be invaluable to the research team, and which provided an opportunity for knowledge exchange between the participants.